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I know it's been 20 years, but I really think the WWF missed a huge opportunity with the main event of Wrestlemania 8. Ric Flair had left WCW, signed with the WWF, and won the world title in the Royal Rumble. The smart money was on Flair to defend against Hulk Hogan. The two had been dominant champions of their respective companies for nearly a decade by that point. It was most fans "dream match."
At first, they had announced that Hogan would get the title shot. It was during a "press conference" on WWF Superstars that President Jack Tunney made the declaration. There were five candidates for the match, including Hogan, Randy Savage, Sid Justice, the Undertaker, and Roddy Piper. Justice felt snubbed by the move, especially since he was the last man in the ring with Flair at the Rumble. This set up tension between he and Hogan and eventually lead to a change in plans. Hogan took on Sid and Flair and Savage did the title match.
|Savage vs. Flair|
|Sid & Hogan (WWE)|
|Hart pins Piper|
|Sherri & Shawn|
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